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From Cancún: Rio Lagartos & Las Coloradas Day Trip & Lunch

4.6 / 5

30 reviews

Activity provider: EKINOX TOURS

From Cancún: Rio Lagartos & Las Coloradas Day Trip & Lunch

Activity provider: EKINOX TOURS
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Ride a boat through the canals of Rio Lagartos and hop into a clay bath on this all-day tour from Cancún. Enjoy local seafoods for lunch and end the day with a swim at Kikil cenote.

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Duration 1 day
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
Please wait in the hotel lobby 5 minutes before your scheduled pickup time. Drivers will wait no longer than 5 minutes after the scheduled pickup time. We do pickup service on most of the hotels of the area. Please contact us with your hotel´s name to assign a meeting point.


  • Explore paradisiac Rio Lagartos
  • Experience Nature upclose
  • Walk on the pristine sand of Coloradas area
  • Swim on a cenote surrounded by nature at Kikil cenote
Full description

Rio Lagartos is a small fishing village in a Nature Reserve; one of the natural treasures of the Yucatan Peninsula.

Here we can enjoy a boat tour through its water canals surrounded by mangroves, where you can observe a variety of species of birds such as pink flamingos, herons, eagles, seagulls, pelicans, and cormorants. During the tour, we pass under the bridge of Las Coloradas to get to the salt deposits where we see different bodies of water involved in this process, some of which an eye-catching pink. Following, we will rejoice in the Mayan Bath, covering the body in nutrient-rich clay. Next, we’ll be heading to an unspoiled beach to remove the clay in the crystal water, where we will enjoy ourselves with the tasty local fish-and-shellfish-based food. Before getting on the bus, we will visit a spring of water surrounded by mangroves towering up to 25 meters and authentic local crocodiles. On our way back, our last stop will be on one of the greatest cenotes of the zone.

Located within a cattle ranch, as is customary in the Ruta del Flamingo, we will swim and relax in this one-of-a-kind place: the cherry on top of the cake.

  • Bilingual guided tour
  • Boat ride to Rio Lagartos
  • Mayan bath with Coloradas sand
  • Free time at virgin beach
  • Meal options: fish, chicken and vegetarian.
  • Visit and swimming in Kikkil cenote.
  • Nature reserve fee 30 USD per person
Not suitable for
  • Children under 2 years
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems
  • People with respiratory issues
  • People with food allergies
  • People over 331 lbs (150 kg)
  • People over 70 years
  • People with insect allergies

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Important information

What to bring

  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Passport or ID card, copy accepted

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
  • Drones
  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • Coloradas pink colour fades depending on weather.
  • Age restriction: Activity only suitable for children over 5 years old.
  • Participants should be able to walk on uneven terrains.
  • Consider to participate if you have muscular or joint problems.
  • Consult your physician if you suffer from motion sickness and ask for a preventive pill.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 30 reviews

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The Good - Sight seeing locations, boat ride, locals who help with the activities at each site. Bus was comfortable. There was water in the bus. Though a long trip, wasnt as tired as expected. Unsure if it is the cases everytime, but saw the crocodiles The Okay - The guides. Though energetic lacked much content. Would prefer them to speak in one language first and then the other. They make 2-3 sentences and switch which doesn't help with the flow. The coordinated effort to board everyone onto the bus in the morning was a pain. Some other folks also complained about being provided incorrect timing too. The final drops was well coordinated. The trip started more than an hour after we reached the starting spot for the bus. The Bad - Lunch was a mess. Could have done a Mexican lunch, Drink was so dilute - had put in every effort to get a lunch out for less than $5 spend. Would have loved the option to pay for lunch ourselves. Unsure what the $30USD paid for biosphere was. Nothing visible

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November 27, 2022

It doesn't tell you a lot on the itinerary, but with this tour it will surprise you! I went to 3 cenotes in 3 days, Cenote Kikil was the best. If you live in downtown Cancun, do double check with them, most likely you need to go to a meeting point to get picket up. Professional guides.

November 8, 2022

It is a highly recommended tour! We loved seeing Las coloradas and then taking a boat to see the flora and fauna of the Lagartos River. There were snacks and drinks included. The guides were super friendly. One of the best tours of our life because we had the opportunity to do several interesting activities during one day!

October 16, 2022

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